Final Vision of Hope series focuses on democratic world order

David Oughton discussing how this world order fits into today's global governments | February 13, 2006

For the final installment of the Vision of Hope speaker series, David Oughton, a teacher at Christian Brothers High School in St. Louis, is focusing on a democratic world order and how it fits into today’s world government. He is speaking on Tuesday, March 7, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at the Schiff Family Conference Center.

Oughton is also a board member of the Citizens for Global Solutions in Washington, D.C., and co-author of Jewish-Christian Relations and the Holocaust with Rabbi Robert Sternberg.

The 2005-2006 Vision of Hope speakers series is based upon the theme, “Five Pillars of a New World Building,” explored in the video “A Vision of Hope” by Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., director for peace and justice programs.

The five pillars focused on in the video are a global ethic, economic democracy, human rights, non-violence and democratic world order.

The presentation begins with a showing of the video before Oughton examines three questions: Is a democratic world order necessary? Is it possible? What is the way forward towards a democratic world order?

Urmston is responding to the program followed by an audience question and answer session. Urmston’s video, “A Vision of Hope” is available for purchase.